Monday, January 31, 2011

Chinese New Year Bakes

It is Chinese New Year again. This is my favourite time of the year. Somehow or rather I got very busy during this period every year. Be it at work or at home. Time is always not enough. However, I will still set aside one day to make my dad's favourite pineapple tarts. Ever since my auntie stopped making hers, my dad could not find the type of tarts that he adores until November 2008. Haha. I found a recipe in the internet and decided to try out. He fell in love with them and ever since, he will ask me to make it every CNY. I am sorry to the owner of this recipe because I could not recall where I took it from and thus could not acknowledge it in my post. I am thankful that you shared this recipe and I have been very loyal to this recipe. Making it every year. :)

This year, I made 352 open faced tarts with the help of my mummy. I prepared the tarts and she rolled the pineapple paste into little balls. I used store bought one as my family like the taste. Not too sweet and it goes well with the tarts. This recipe yields melt-in-your-mouth tarts. The downside of this recipe is that it is hard to pack them into the containers. Very delicate. But who cares. It is for our own consumption. ;)


Pineapple Tarts (make about 70 tarts)

300g plain flour
half tsp of salt
4 tbsp corn flour
200g butter
2 egg yolk

Instructions:
1) Sieve flour, corn flour and salt into a mixing bowl.
2) Rub in cold butter and add in the egg yolk to form a dough.
3) Roll our the pastry into 0.5 cm thick and stamp out.
4) Place the little pineapple paste balls on top and bake in preheated oven at 150 degrees Celsius for 15 minutes or till the bottom is light brown.
5) Cool them on racks and store in air tight container.

I am submitting this post to Aspiring Bakers #3: My Favourite CNY Cookie. Hopefully I am not too late.


4 comments:

travellingfoodies said...

wow! 352! that's a lot of tarts! I couldnt have made so many in one go. Well done!Did you cook the pineapple filling or got ready made ones?

Small Small Baker said...

That a lot of hard work! Thanks for joining Aspiring Bakers! Happy Rabbit Year to you! :)

Kym Kym said...

Travellingfoodies: I used store bought one. Really has no time to prepare in advance. Would like to try making my own next year.

Small Small baker: I read about Aspiring Bakers ever since it started but never participate. I will bake something for the next theme. It is really a good platform to know more bloggers.

Biren said...

Pineapple tarts are one of my favorites. I have not made these in ages. That's a lot of tarts and a lot of work! They look very pretty :)